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  1. Meet the youngest physician billionaire

    Internal medicine physician Keith Dunleavy, MD, is the youngest physician billionaire who made Forbes' 38th World's Billionaires list, released April 2. 
  2. Physician ASC owner charged with felony after unlicensed man performed surgeries 

    A physician has been charged for allowing an unlicensed surgical assistant to perform surgery at the cosmetic ASC he owned and operated in Houston, Texas, ABC13 reported April 9. 
  3. What the ASC industry will look like in 10 years

    Four ASC leaders joined Becker's to discuss what the ASC industry will look like in 10 years. 

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  1. No. of outpatient PE deals in 2023 by specialty

    Outpatient care saw 195 private equity deals in 2023, the most of any healthcare subsector, according to the Private Equity Stakeholder Project.
  2. 10 states facing the highest risks from private equity

    New Mexico is most at risk of facing negative impacts from private equity deals, according to new data from the Private Equity Stakeholder Project.
  3. 3 Tenet deals totaling $2.95B+

    Tenet Healthcare, parent company of ASC chain United Surgical Partners International, has recently closed several multi-million dollar deals.
  4. Patient wins $3.2M in suit against Cleveland Clinic physician 

    A patient in Florida has won a $3.2 million lawsuit against a physician who allegedly misdiagnosed him, leading to a lost leg from a flesh-eating bacteria, NBC affiliate WPTV reported April 8. 

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  1. 5 highest-paid cardiologists in New Orleans

    The highest-paid cardiologist in New Orleans earns $815,900, according to Medscape's salary reporter tool, which is much higher than the mean annual wage of $423,250 cardiologists make according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  2. 30 ASCs opening in Q1

    Here are 30 ASCs that have opened, gained approval or announced plans to open that Becker's reported on in the first quarter of 2024:
  3. The biggest misconceptions about ASCs

    From the number of procedures to safety, four ASC leaders joined Becker's to discuss the biggest misconceptions about surgery centers. 
  4. Compass Surgical's year: 6 moves in 4 months

    Raleigh, N.C.-based ASC management company Compass Surgical Partners has hit the ground running in 2024, striking new partnerships and garnering new equity investments. 

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  1. 5 things anyone opening an ASC should know

    In the ever-changing healthcare market, starting a new venture can feel like a big risk.
  2. The best states for physicians in the last 5 years 

    Montana and Wisconsin consistently make WalletHub's annual list of best states for physicians. 
  3. 10 best, worst states for children's healthcare

    Massachusetts is the best state for children's healthcare, while Mississippi is the worst, according to personal finance site WalletHub.
  4. Colonoscopy costs are changing — here's how

    Gastroenterologists are facing a major obstacle of increased demand for colonoscopies amid declining reimbursements. 
  5. Dr. Eduardo Balcells joins AdventHealth as medical director of cardiology

    AdventHealth Hendersonville (N.C.) added Eduardo Balcells, MD, to serve as medical director of cardiology.
  6. CVS Health's 5 highest-paid executives

    CVS Health's highest paid executive made $21,615,034 in 2023, according to a regulatory filing published April 5.  
  7. States ranked by number of practicing anesthesiologists

    California has 5,380 anesthesiologists, the most of any state, according to May 2023 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  8. Bon Secours Mercy Health, Compass Surgical Partners open South Carolina ASC

    Bon Secours Mercy Health and Compass Surgical Partners' joint venture surgery center will open April 11 in Greenville, S.C.
  9. Ambu earns FDA clearance for single-use gastroscope

    Ambu earned FDA clearance for its aScope Gastro Large and Ambu aBox 2, the company said in an April 8 news release.

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